Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-190) and index.
What are current attitudes toward gays in the military? -- Public opinion supports allowing gays in the military / Anonymous -- Public opinion does not justify allowing gays in the military / Cal Thomas -- Polled military personnel do not support gays in the military / Dave Eberhart -- A poll showing lack of support for gays in the military is flawed / Alan M. Steinman -- How does "Don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) affect the military? -- Repealing DADT would hurt military morale / Mackubin Thomas Owens -- Repealing DADT would not hurt military morale / Charles McLean and P.W. Singer -- DADT undermines the honor of the Army / Daniel Choi -- DADT causes the loss of valuable personnel / Alan K. Simpson -- Keeping gays out of the military does not cause serious personnel loss / Larry Thornberry -- DADT worsens harassment of gay men in the military / Joseph Christopher Rocha -- DADT worsens harassment of lesbians in the military / Kate Harding -- Allowing gays in the military will increase sexual assaults / Peter Sprigg -- How is the government handling the issue of gays in the military? -- The President promises equality for gays in the military / Barack Obama -- The President is betraying the country and the military by trying to repeal DADT / David A. Noebel -- The President's slowness to repeal DADT is contemptible / Matthew Yglesias -- The President's slowness to repeal DADT is understandable / Jay Bookman -- The Defense Department is moving to change DADT without congressional action / Craig Whitlock -- The Defense Department may be blocking congressional action on DADT / Kerry Eleveld -- How do other countries treat gays in the military? -- Australian and South African policies show that gays can be integrated into the military / Nathaniel Frank -- Gay British soldiers serve openly in the military / Craig Jones -- Israel's experience with gays in the military could guide U.S. policy / Susan Taylor Martin -- Canada's experience with gays in the military could guide U.S. policy / Tobi Cohen -- Germany allows gays in the military, but they still face discrimination / Brigitte Moll.
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This volume explores the topic of gays in the military by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that surround this issue. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.